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News roundup: Is it sexist to talk about Hillary Clinton's age?

Published April 23, 2014 7:26 am

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Is it sexist to talk about Hillary Clinton's age? Former AG Mark Shurtleff's actions 'defies explanation.' Dems ask SLC to bid on convention.

Happy Wednesday. Is Hillary Clinton too old to run for president? Is that a sexist question? Former Bush aide David Frum says there may be a double standard there since it was completely fine a few years ago for the question of Sen. John McCain's age to be debated. McCain was 71-years-old then, and some suggested he was "confused," had "lost his bearings" or was "out of touch," Frum writes. Clinton is now 69 years old. [CNN]

Topping the news: A new report finds that former AG Mark Shurtleff's handling of the case against Marc Jenson "defies explanation." [Trib] [DNews] [KUTV] [CityWeekly]

-> The Democratic National Committee asked Salt Lake City and 14 other cities to bid for the party's 2016 national convention. [Trib] [DNews] [UtahPolicy] [CNN]

-> Utah Democrats will select a new party chairman this weekend and both candidates are offering new ideas where they want to take the party. [UtahPolicy]

Tweet of the day: From @GovHerbert: "There are many forms of bullying. Rise above it, reach out to others, be kind."

Followed by @UtahSenate: "We already told you we're not going to override your vetoes this year."

Happy Birthday: To Mia Love aide Alisa Essig.

In other news: Paul Rolly discusses some Come My Vote opponents giving an unwitting endorsement to those who want to do away with the caucus/convention system and other topics. [Trib]

-> There are some interesting resolutions awaiting delegates at the Republican and Democratic party conventions this weekend. Take a look. [UtahPolicy]

-> The last Democrat elected in Utah County died Friday. [Trib]

-> Davis County residents will be able to vote by mail this year. [KUER]

-> Rep. Ken Ivory's campaign for Utah to take back federal lands in the state is gaining national attention. [KUER]

-> The SLC Council voted to close the Jordan River Par 3 Golf Course in November. [Trib]

-> South Jordan is looking at options for possibly developing Mulligans Golf and Games. [Trib]

-> The SLC Council has approved Mayor Ralph Becker's former campaign aide for a spot on the Planning Commission. [Trib]

-> Mayors around the country, including Becker, are not waiting for the feds to act on climate change. [DNews]

-> The Salt Lake County Council rejected a request to drop it's protest on a proposed annexation of the Olympus Hill neighborhood into Holladay. [Trib]

-> Utah ranks second in financial literacy and ninth for return on taxes. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley gives his take on why some may think Atheism is tiring. [Trib]

Nationally: The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on using racial preferences in university admissions. [WaPost] [KUER] Colleges are now looking for new ways to encourage diversity. [NYTimes]

-> If Hillary Clinton chooses to run for president and get the Democratic nomination, should she pick a female running mate? [NYTimes]

-> Got Bitcoin? You soon may be able to donate it to political campaigns. [CNN]

-> Mitt Romney gave $10,000 to former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's defense fund. [WaPost]

Where are they?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz holds town hall meetings in American Fork and Draper.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox joins the 6th District judicial interviews and the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education.

SL Co. Mayor Ben McAdams attends the United Way of Salt Lake public policy meeting, speaks at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors meeting and meets with Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn.

President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo and has a private dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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— Thomas Burr and Topher Webb Twitter.com/thomaswburr and Twitter.com/topherjwebb